Instead, the 2005 model we have here comes with a pulley upgrade, as well as with an ECU remap. As such, the two should pack similar outputs.
Given the said tech details, you could expect the now-old GT to easily keep up with the 2017 model, at least on the straights. Nevertheless, this didn't seem to be the case, as the fresh supercar easily kept the tail car at bay.
After all, the 2017 Ford GT is a $400,000 machine, with this being visible when talking about performance areas such as aerodynamics, power-to-weight ratio an, of course, all-out grip.
It's worth mentioning that the 2005 model served as the camera car for the track play. As for the shake-rattle-and-role nature of the footage that shows the clip, Brooks, the YouTuber who runs the Drag Times channel behind the stunt, has an explanation for the whole thing: "This was a live stream, hard to hold the iPhone!"
Last time we showed you a track day session involving the 2017 Ford GT, we discussed a sixth-gen Camaro ZL1 that was doing its best to keep up with the Blue Oval beast (no, the Chevy wasn't gifted with the 1LE track package). And yes, we too are waiting to see a direct rival of the new GT being thrown at the monster Ford.